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Doctor insights on: Botox Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery

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Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Dentists give a wide variety of cosmetic appearance procedures using botox, etc. When will they start plastic surgery as part of their practice?

Probably never: To become a Plastic Surgeon requires completing Medical School and then a residency in Plastic Surgery. Completing Dental School makes you eligible to take a residency on one of the Dental Specialties, not Medical Specialties. Becoming a Dentist does not make you eligible for a Plastic Surgery Residency the same way becoming a Physician does not make you eligible for an Orthodontic Residency. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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I was wondering what are the differences between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery?

Very similar: Cosmetic surgery is typically performed for the specific purpose of improved appearance (elective), and is performed by plastic surgeons and other board qualified surgeons. Plastic surgery is typically thought of as reconstructive, i.e. Surgery aimed at improvement of function or damage repair. Plastic surgeons also often do cosmetic surgery and often advertise as such. ...Read more

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I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek 17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek  17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

Scar: Different treatment options vary depending on the appearance. There are techniques that can improve the appearance but nothing erases or removes scars. ...Read more

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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck. ...Read more

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Why do people do cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are many physical, psychological, and even occupational reasons patients seek to have cosmetic surgery. Ethical plastic surgeons will make a point of ascertaining patient's motivations. Patients who are self-motivated ( and doing the operations for themselves) are generally satisfied with the outcome of the procedures performed. Cosmetic surgery does not necessarily improve relationships... ...Read more

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What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

What causes people to die during cosmetic surgery?

Rare problem: Surgery deaths for elective procedures are fortunately rare. A cause can be un-diagnosed heart disease, allergic reactions to medications, and malignant hyperthermia. A traject cause of death are surgical errors. Many of these errors occur with physicians poorly trained or operations in non regulated offices or spas. Check out the safety record of your surgeon and their or. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to die due to cosmetic surgery?

Many Reasons.: There are a variety ( too many to list here) reasons why patients may die during or after cosmetic surgery. Complications such as infection, bleeding, organ injury, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, drug reactions... Are a few of the common causes. Selection of plastic surgeon (anesthesia provider and surgery facility) become of paramount importance. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more